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    February 11, 2013
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mourning time so they will have a pope if place by easter. >> thank you, amy. bookmakers are taking bets on would the next pope will be. both have this man from ghana as the favorite, a 65-year-old would be the first black pope head of the just first and peace bureau, other favorites include these two gentleman. >> we will have continuing coverage on the resolution i nation of pope benedict and check in the next half hour for an update and look at his rise in the catholic church with the newest information at abc7news.com. before you get out the door for work or off to school we will need to check on the weather forecast. >> leave the umbrella at home. that is the problem. mike? >> it is a problem.
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we starting off the year from january 1 to yesterday most of us it is the dryest it has ever been. the one area that is seeing the most rain is livermore and downtown san francisco where it is the third and 5th driest start ever to a year. we need the rain. nothing out there good for the commute. we will talk about the forecast. we have cool spots around bay at 340 to 45 in san francisco at 7:00, and mild during the lunch hour, and 50 to 54 and temperatures are close to average with sunshine, and upper 50's to low 60's at 4:00 and fall back in the low 50's. frost inland, and around 50 to 55 at noon and 58 to 62 with sunshine this afternoon and temperatures are close to average. headed to the coast it is breezy this morning, and temperatures are around 37 to 41. you will be in the low-to-mid 50's around noon and mid-to-upper 50's at 4:00 and it will not be so breezy.
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sue? >> we go back to albany, eastbound, 580 a car off on the shoulder and no delays here and you make your way to the richard san rafael bridge westbound, two left lanes are blocked at toll lazy for maintenance work and that will slow your drive as you make your way westbound into marin. northbound 880 in the oakland area at 5th reports of a large boulder in the last lane, and that will be hampering drivers, so c.h.p. could be a traffic break to get that out of here, and the san mateo bridge is looking good westbound, the tail lights on the flat section are busy here and you are looking at a 15 to 17-minute drive from hayward to san mateo. >> and the bad traffic on the bay area is blamed on thieves now getting the blame. now live on the expressway in san francisco to explain that.
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>> it could make you scratch your head how can thieves make traffic worse? they are, copper thieves are stealing the valuable copper that powers metering lights like this one behind me here in san jose. this works. you can see it is green. when the wiring is taken out it turns black and rendered useless and traffic backed up. this is happening across the bay area. it is making streetlights go out very dangerous for pedestrians and some metering lights in the south bay have been out for up to two weeks and some on the peninsula have been out since october. of course, people are stealing the copper for the money, and it has gone for $4 a pound at salvage yards triple the price four years ago. a new law may deter thieves and foes those who recycle or receive the material with up to three years in prison and a fine
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of $10,000. look at this, offer the last year in the bay area alone, vandals have stolen copper from 59 meters, caltran it has only been able to replace 18 because it takes three or four months to repair them and it costs $35,000 for each meter so caltran is hopefully ending the thefts by changing from come per -- from copper wiring to less expensive aluminum wiring and they burying the equipment and make it less accessible to the thieves hopefully to deter them from trying to steal it. >> it is 6:06. developing news, sovereign -- southern california is on edge over the manhunt of an accused
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cop killer with $1 million award leading for his capture as stores chase sighting the he is a former h.p.d. officer and wanted if the kill insurance of three including a riverside police officer who will be honored at a memorial service today. in big bear his truck was found with two assault rifles inside, and children returning to school amid heavy security. >> we learn more of the man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 13-year-old in fairfield. a sheriff deputy served conference with a restraining order a few hours after the body was discovered. his wife obtained the restraining order after he threatened to kill her the he was arrested on friday. it is reported that his wife jumped from a moving car in january in order to get away from him. >> apple and price gouging, ahead, the new accusations the cupertino company is taking advantage of customers.
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>> but, first, a return to court what has home run king, barry bonds, headed back to courtroom. >> in walnut creek tail lights are headed southbound.
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>> welcome back and now, we will talk about the temperatures.
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we are frosty around santa rosa at 31. and forecast in livermore at 32. inland, mid-to-upper 30's to low-to-mid 40's around fairfield. the bay area shows, 39 at oakland and the cooler spots are mid-to-upper 30's in los gatos, and elsewhere, around 46 in san francisco and 50 at half moon bay. in the low-to-mid 60's this afternoon but the coast is in the mid-to-upper 50's and breezy from time to time. the big story, warming trend. temperatures by valentine's day, in the low 60's at the coast and mid-to-upper 60's if the rest of us. >> busy commute at the pay bridge where metering lights have been turned on. we have a stall in the right lane on the center anchor possibly causing delays on the upper deck of the eastbound 580, an accident on the shoulder in the eastbound direction. we got word from the richmond san rafael bridge westbound
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direction of 580, all lanes are open with maintenance work ongoing. and a boulder in the lanes north 880 at 5th in oakland. >> barry bonds returns to federal court this week. on wednesday the 9th circuit court in arizona will hear arguments in his bid to overturn the felony obstruction of justice conviction. our media partner, contra costa times must convince two members of the panel he was convicted for giving a rambling answer that had nothing to do with the steroids probe he was facing. the prosecution will argue that bonds gave intentionally false or misleading or evasive answers to a grand jury when he testified in 2003 about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. >> whiskey lovers, ahead, the popular brand admitting they are diluting what is inside a bottle. >> but, first, is apple price gouging the customers?
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the cupertino-based company is being
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>> san rafael, south bay, pleasant done and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back at 6:15 on monday morning. check it out, you have frost to contend with inland but no fog anywhere, no clouds at the coast, we are unlimited. enjoy the sunshine as you drive around later this morning coming up at 7:04 with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30's. total sunshine for lunch, low-to-mid 50's and temperatures are close to average today, upper 50's at the coast and low 60's for the rest of us at 4:00, and you will need the jacket, we
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will see all stars at 7:00, now christian has the news. >> if you are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to
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face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new york times" is adding to the rumor of an apple i-watched which is worked on now. it runs on apple's operating system and features flexible glass which can bend without breaking. this is not the first rumor. in december a chinese tech website reported the device would feature blue tooth and a 1.1" display and apple is not commenting. >> another tech company linkedin
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is up 21 percent on friday, above $150, and they could be now have a new record high after the earning report where the company exceeded forecasts, they are the most successful social media stock on the market tripling a share from when it launches in may of 2011. >> we have new details of the possible merger between american airlines and us airways. reuters reports the $11 billion deal will be announced with terms finalized but the chief is expected to become c.e.o. of the new airline with boards meeting to vote. but the negotiations could still fall apart and the new airline would keep the american airlines name. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords will attend the state of the union address
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and the guest of representative who replaced her in congress. this is video of girlfriend girlfriend speaking last month after the senate judiciary committee hearing on gun violence. over the weekend, she wrote a facebook post of the tomorrow's state of the union and wrote she will be listening to what the president has to say about gun violence. you can watch the president's state of the union address live here tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m., senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> we just checked and linkedin is based in mountain view. >> now, you will not get rain today. >> thank you. sad for skiers. >> we will talk about that, warmer than average temperatures and i will look at the medium-range models each day, when they come out, and try to find some type of rain, some
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time of storm that will bring the sierra snow. right now, other than oakland, san francisco, and livermore, most of the bay area is off to the most dry start ever for a new year. we are looking down from mount tamalpais where it is breezy in some areas especially at the coast and coming through the golden gate and further down toward san mateo bridge you can see calmer conditions there. now, live doppler 7 hd shows spinning on mt. st. home plane -- helena, and we have a land breeze developing. 31 in santa rosa, 32 in livermore from 6:00 observations, and everyone is in the mid-to-upper 30's i but fairfield and antioch, low-to-mid 40's there. same for mountain view and san francisco. you can see half moon bay at 50. we down to the monterey bay at 40, but otherwise, everyone else
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is in the low-to-mid 50's and it will be sunny and mild this afternoon, but you only need an umbrella to keep safe from the sun. the air will be chilly the next couple of nights. no strong storms on the horizon, and i am talking possibly two weeks we will go without significant rain. today, sunshine, and low-to-mid 50's and bright and beautiful day, low pollution. i checked the 5-day forecast and it looks like we will stay away from "spare the air" day for now. mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and breezy from time to time. 57 in monterey, and low 60's for the bay and low-to-mid 60's inland. tonight, you will need the heaters mid-to-upper 30's and mid-30's to low 40's around the bay shore and san francisco and half moon bay are the warm spots at 44. now, what is going on, you can see a little bit of an offshore wind developing and it gets more
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progressive with the high developing in the mild to warm land breeze and we take our temperatures from the upper 50's at the coast to mid-60's by friday and in the mid-60's to low 70's around the bay and inland by friday and temperatures are cool a little bit but, still, above average, saturday and sunday. >> back to albany, eastbound, 580 at buchanan, the accident on the right-hand shoulder but i do not see a lot of slowing eastbound making the merge on to 80. however, a tow truck could arrive and it could block a lane and we will follow that. a boulder arrives on northbound 880 at 5th street. it is causing a problem for drivers. c.h.p. will need to run a traffic break to get that out of there. 680 southbound through walnut creek the brake lights are slowing and no major stalls or accidents here. >> a legal wood star towns heads
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>> i am back with a look at high temperatures compared to average and everyone is right there, if not above, and this is just the beginning of warming trend. livermore is 62 today.
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oakland is 63, two degrees warmer-than-average and napa is 63. and redwood city is 62 and san jose is 63 and the same, and san francisco won degree cooler. if you are traveling around the state, the radar runs are going away and upper 50's to low-to-mid 60's around palm springs and los angeles and san diego and low-to-mid 60's around the tahoe. >> helen mirin hit the red carpet wearing pink hair. take a look. wow, this is last night. the 67-year-old oscar winner said pink hair on "next top model" and decided to have a go, and says it is to support breast cancer awareness, and appears with a white gown. she was until natured for her role if "hitchcock" but history out to another. >> there is a change coming to a popular brand of bourbon but they say you will not notice the
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different friends. makers mark is reducing alcohol content from 90 proof to 84 proof saying they are watering down the drink to stretch existing supplies to cover rising global demand. customers are complaining about the change on social sites but they insist it will taste the same. >> bart wants your input. ahead, the controversial policy about to take effect and a passenger is targeted. >> but, first, we are following our breaking news, holy spirt -- pope benedict xvi announces his resignation. we will look back on how he got his start. >> and metering lights have just now been turned on and you can see traffic is become toward the macarthur maze with car pool lanes getting by just fine. an early stall just been cleared an early stall just been cleared on the upper deck but show(womag
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning, on this monday. this is a live picture looking at both sides of the bay. it is clear and cold. thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> the camera is bouncing back. is there wind out there? >> in the hills we do. when you get to the valleys it is calm. that is why we have frost developing in the north bay and east bay. you can see how dry the air is. and how far out to sea the clouds are. that is where they will stay with a land breeze developing overnight bringing us temperatures near normal and not above. the bay is starting off 340 to
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45 in the low-to-mid 50's during lunch and upper 50's to low 60's at 4:00. inland we have a few frosty spots 31 to 39 from now until 7:00, and warming from the throw mid-50's by noon and average at 58 to 42 by 4:00. it is breezy at the coast and that is keeping the temperatures in the 30's and 40's and 37 to 41. we will have sunshine at noon and 46 to 50, and it will be calmer this afternoon. temperatures are behind everyone else, and mid-to-upper 50's but you will watch up headed into the week and i will show you the forecast. >> good morning, everyone, in oakland, north 880, there was a boulder that landed on the nimitz and c.h.p. got there and got it out of the lane and it should be flowing smoothly. bart and muni has a good look to it, and san jose commuters, remember, tomorrow, new metering
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lights at 13 different on-ramps between jackson to leland to northbound 880 including the intersection from north 87 to 280. that should improve freeways but you could find delays because of the metering lights from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. >> breaking news: americans are waking up to the news that the leader of the 1.2 billion catholics worldwide is stepping down. pope benedict xvi made the announcement after 2:00 a.m. our time. we have live coverage this morning. we begin with amy hollyfield live in st. mary's cathedral in san francisco. >> i spoke with the spoke for the diocese here in san francisco. he says he is completely surprised by the news. he is not alone. that is the reaction around the world. here is video of the announcement in rome at 2:00
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a.m. california time. the vatican says the closest aides did nut know he would do this. the 85-year-old pope benedict is going to step down february 28 because of his age and deteriorating health. here is reaction from the american cardinal who says he, too, is very prized -- surprised. >> admiration has skyrocketed. i love him so much, as a brother bishop and as the bishop of rome who appoint appointed me to you, and to the holy father who made me a cardinal and i always admired him as a scholar and a roast and a holy man. >> the pope's brother has been interviewed and he says that the pope's age has been weighing on him and his brother wants pore rest. the reason this is so shocking is because it has been 600 years
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since the last time a pope resigned. it is almost unheard of. it will be the first time journalists will use the term "retired pope" february 28, the date of his retirement. the vatican expects to elect a new pope by easter and the spokesperson in san francisco says the the parish will pay for the pope and his successor. >> pope benedict's resignation comes eight years after the election. we continue our team coverage now with a look back. >> the shocking announcement the van -- vatican says pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of the month. he was born in germany in 1927 to a traditional bavarian farming family.
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he, like most young german at time, was forced to join the hitler youth but was not willing participant. when he returned as pontiff he became only the second hope if history to visit a synagogue but in 2006 he enraged muslims when during a speech he quote add 14 the century christian emporor who said mohammed brought evil and inhumane things to the world. he would reach out to muslims continuing the driver to interfaith dialogue begun by the predecessor and dressed the sex abuse crisis meeting privately with victims of pedophiles. >> no one could describe the pain. >> he never veered from his believes condemning gay marriage, and allowing priests to marry but credit -- critics felt he was not progressive enough but some said he anchored
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their faith and was a steadfast leader. >> we will have continuing original resignation of the pope benedict. >> and the manhunt continues for an ex-lapd officer. the award was bumped item $1 million which was announced ardor neither went on a killing spree that took the live of a college basketball coach, her fiance, and a riverside police officer. a second police officer was wounded. dorner's burned out truck turned up in the mountain community of big bear but police say that trail went cold over the weekend. his map -- manifesto names police officers and the families as targets. >> be targeted because of what you are or have your family targeted. help us to find dorner before he is able to kill again.
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>> at the grammy awards police presence was stepped up. they do not know where dorner is and do not know what the next move might be. stay with abc7 if the latest developments in the christopher dorner manhunt with lib -- live updates. >> a report commissioned by the family of joe paterno contradict findings of penn state into the scandal involving jerry sandusky. they say the now deceased head football coach of penn state did not attempt to hide any information or impede the investigation. that is contrary to the director freeh's report. the widow tells katie how she felt about the accusations. >> lives are about children and making them better. not hurting them. so it is vile is the best word i can think of. >> you can watch the exclusive
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interview today at 3:00 only on abc7. >> as you know the bay area already has one of the worst commutes in the country. ahead, how thieves are making the long drive worse. >> but, first, bart is ready to ban some passengers. would the transit agency is going after and letting you give some input. >> now, san mateo bridge traffic is moving back-and-forth between foster city and hayward pretty well with a look at traffic with
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>> we have breaking news from wilmington, delaware, this is the scene of the courthouse, there, in wilmington, where there has been a shooting. we are getting reports that the gunman is dead. paramedics and ambulance are on
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the scene because two women and a man also were shot. the man is a security personnel at the courthouse. details of the injuries have not been released. we don't know of a motive or who the man, the gunman, was. reports coming from there now that the gunman is dead but you can see officers are still there conducting a seven of the -- search of the building. >> the police chief was scheduled to be in philadelphia to talk about gun safety in a round table discussion. >> we will keep you informed of this story as more information comes in. right now, a look at weather forecast. >> chilly morning. >> absolutely. but the air is cheer. it is dry. and profit is developing inland. check out the storm track to the west, to the north, and off to the east, you can see the wind is blowing out offshore and that changed while you were sleeping overnight and a lot of clear and cool morning to develop.
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mid-to-upper 30's. you can see we are almost normal by 4:00, in the upper 50's and low 60's if the rest of us and the warming continues, look at valentine's day, low 60's at the coast and mid-to-upper 60's for the rest of us. sue? >> we have a live shot of the bay bridge with brake lights building and our camera is blowing around like crazy and you can see the win out there and i wanted to show you the traffic, it is sluggish moving into san francisco on the bay bridge, and early accident eastbound 580 at buchanan, that is still off to the right shoulder and mission boulevard on-ramp partly blocked to northbound 680 with an accident there, and here is a look at the drive times, 280, headed out of san jose northbound 80 to the columbus parkway from the plaza. what is the name of that toll plaza? 680 at 80, the dumbarton bridge
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to palo alto. >> happens to me all the time. >> especially on monday morning. >> the long morning commute could build more than lots of cars. next, what thieves are stealing and how it is impacting traffic across the bay area. >> trading is underway on wall street, so, just ahead we go live to jane king at
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>> walnut creek and the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> drivers facing long commutes can now blame thieves for the extra traffic time. abc7 news reporter is live from the expressway if san jose.
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>> good morning, yes people who are stuck in traffic and blame thieves for stealing valuable copper wiring and rendering them useless causing a lot of gridlock because they are blacked out. this light behind me still has copper wiring in it and it is completely functioning. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports some metering lights have been out for two weeks and some on the peninsula out since october! that is because it takes three or four months to make repairs and the fix cost is $35,000 a meter. these are being stolen because of the money because they get $4 a pound at salvage yard drip people ditch -- triple the price of four years ago. in bay area fremont has had to
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fork over $438,000 to repair damage from stolen streetlight copper. there are two avenues caltran is going to do, replace copper wiring with aluminum which is less appealing to the thieves. they are also moving the wiring, burying it deeper in the ground so it is harder for thieves to gain access. a new law this year will increase penalties for people who steal copper wiring, a conviction on felony charges can put you behind bars if three years and cost $10,000. >> bart is looking for feedback of a new law that allow as transit agency to ban repeat offenders from the trains. a series of commuter meetings begins today to discuss the implementation of the new law allowing bart to seek
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restraining orders against vandals and protesters who are cited for violations three or more times in 60 days. the meeting is 6:00 p.m. at the bart boardroom in oakland. ladies, listen up. 49ers linebacker is looking for special woman this valentine's day, file of them, in fact, he has an online contest going on right if you and will send flowers and chocolates to five female whose tell him why they are his biggest fan. we have a link to the contest on the website at abc7news.com click on "see it on tv." he has 9,000 entries so far. >> that is what happens when you are an all pro. >> what does your sweetheart really want for valentine's day? what we have to tell you could save you some money. >> check your credit report, that is in it could be costing you. >> jane king is at the new york stock exchange with more.
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>> a study finds mistakes on credit reports for 20 percent of americans. one in five. 5 percent of the consumers had an error on a major credit report that could lead them to pay more for things like auto loans and insurance and home loans. as you know, it is hard to get the mistakes fixed and a trade group says that the actual number of those could be negatively impacted is only 2 percent. the dow and s&p and nasdaq are off lower today, and the bloomburg silicon valley index is trading positive. google shares are getting attention. the chairman is considering sell are -- selling more than $2.5 billion of his stake. it is a routine and he remains committed to google. are you strapped for cash on
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valentine's day? there was a study and every day acts of love like doing household chores or cooking a home cooked meal more to your sweetheart that flowers one day. valentine's day can get expensive, the national retail federation predicting the average person shells out $131 on cards and candy and gifts. >> thank you. >> skip the flowers and see what happens to you. >> mike? >> i was folding laundry yesterday. >> now, a look outside to see what is going on, i believe actions help but flowers are still a necessity. as we look down from mount tamalpais, it is breezy in the hills but calmer down in our
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lower elevations. a gorgeous shot, the yellows mean warmer weather is on the way. this is the shower of high pressure, the offshore or land breeze chasing the clouds over the ocean and away from the neighborhoods. that is why it is cold where the winds are not blowing, 31 in santa rosa and frosty 32 in livermore. we have some 40's, low-to-mid 40's around fairfield and antioch, and san francisco and 50 in half moon bay. we have mid-to-upper 50's around santa cruz and salinas. now, sunny and mild this afternoon. clean, clear, and chilly again, though, during the overnight hours the next couple of nights and why see strong storms on the horizon. i looked at 384 hours trying to get two weeks if not further than that, up to 16 days, just not a single storm to bring us a good dumping of rain or good
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snow in the sierra. now, what will happen today, fremont, 62, concord 62, oakland, 63, one degree warmer. san francisco at 60 and santa rosa at 64. two minutes extra of sunshine today. we will be in the mid-to-upper 50's and breezy at the coast. headed inland we have throw mid-60's. tonight, we will have mid-to-upper 30's in most neighborhoods and let to mid-40's around san mateo and oakland and half moon bay. we have high pressure developing and the offshore wind was developing last night. and new it will be a mild to warm land breeze the expire week. look at the temperatures jumping one to one to two decks and we are in the mid-60's to near 70 on friday, but, still warmer
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than average saturday and sunday. >> clear, beautiful picture of the san mateo bridge moving from hayward toward foster city you can see the tail lights bunched up toward the high-rise. but not a bad drive. a pretty morning. everyone is at the limit eastbound to hayward. busy here at south 680 the walnut creek area, headlights and tail lights rather, brake lights by the 24 junction so it is slow there. the albany area, east 580 the accident is cleared. mission boulevard on-ramp to north 680, the accident is cleared. the drive times are busy over the altamont pass and 680 from 580 to 101 to san jose, there is the san mateo bridge commute, under 15 minutes. >> ahead, five things to know before you go. >> the
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>> as we are read to hand things off to, before you go, breaking news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi will resign at the end of the month. the 85-year-old announced the decision during a meeting of cardinals for health reasons. the resignation is the first for a living pope in 600 years. >> a $1 million reward is motivating phone tips to los angeles police as the dorner trail is cold. the last sign was a torched truck found in big bear but students head back to school. >> they are cleaning up in mississippi and alabama after 15 tornadoes yesterday. the biggest injured 63 people and damaged 300 homes in hattiesburg. >> www.godaddy.com is moving
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into their first silicon valley office to attract more high-tech talent with 40 locally fielded positions with dames on abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> the grammys were handed out if los angeles last night with the big award going to "fun" for song of the year and mumford&sons taking album of the year. black keys and the producer took home the most awards with four. the exciting award show, the biggest of the season, the oscars, that is on february 24, at abc7, the only place you can catch the awards show. >> now, getting out the door with a final check on the forecast. >> sunny start although the sun does not come up for another eight minutes it is getting off to an easy start with a lack of cloud cover. look how dry it is this morning on live doppler 7 hd.
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32 in livermore and 46 in san francisco, and 39 in oakland. this afternoon, total sunshine, mid-to-upper 50's on the coast and breezy and rest of us low-to-mid 50's. sue? >> at the bay bridge the metering lights are on and traffic is butcher to bumper inching along from the macarthur maze and sluggish on the upper deck. here is a look at the approach to the maze may 8080, -- to the macarthur maze at 80. a beautiful morning. san rafael, busy moving to golden gate bridge. >> the abc7 morning news continues in 25 minutes with news, weather, and traffic. we will continue to cover the news from the vat contain, pope benedict xvi resigning at end of
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good morning, america. a major bulletin right now. pope benedict resigns in a stunning announcement this morning at the vatican. citing his advanced age and diminishing strength. the first pope to step down in almost 600 years. what this means for the catholic church. and more than 1 billion catholics. it's going across the interstate! >> and breaking now, tornadoes slam the south.
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this massive twister tearing through a town at the dinner hour. hundreds of homes destroyed. dozens of people injured. people who caught it on camera said it looked like it was a mile wide. new blizzards right now. good morning to our viewers in the west. we're live with the huge headline this morning. pope benedict xvi. speaking in latin to a group of cardinals in rome. and announcing his resignation. here's what he said -- after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to a certainty that my strengths, due to advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise